Making housing equally available to all income levels was one of the highest priorities in the Takoma Park and Long Branch community strategic plan in 2012 and has only become even more urgent as single family home prices have increased by significantly over the past 5 years, CHEER published a housing report card and analyzed income diversity trends in Takoma Park to show challenges to Takoma Park’s diversity.
The Takoma Park/Long Branch communities envision well maintained housing that is affordable, safe and energy efficient. Cultural, age and income diversity within neighborhoods is a priority, as well as easy access to work and public transportation. A community that promotes person-to-person interactions is highly desirable.
CHEER’s goals for housing:
1. Make housing equally available to all income levels.
2. Ensure that every neighborhood has an active neighborhood association, and every tenant community has an active
3. Ensure that neighbors know each other and are involved in common projects and activities.
4. Community members are engaged in wellness activities such as nutrition, exercise, and social activities.
5. Ensure that renters have access to programs that prepare them to become homeowners.
6. Local residents have better information about local businesses and services.
for more information visit The City of Takoma Park website at takomaparkmd.gov
Montgomery County Code Enforcement
For more information visit Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs
website at montgomerycountymd.gov/DHCA/ or call 311
State of Maryland
- Healthy Homes Tips (PDF)
- Healthy Homes Survey (PDF)
- Takoma Park Municipal Government by CHEER (spreadsheet)
If you have any other questions about this program, please contact Bruce Baker at